Flannery O'Connor

Standard Name: O'Connor, Flannery
Birth Name: Mary Flannery O'Connor
FOC 's writing career began in the mid twentieth century and was interrupted far too soon by her illness and premature death. Her short stories (two volumes) and two novels or novellas spring from an ultimately faith-based vision of human evil and the power of grace, and represent a unique vision of narrow, old-fashioned life in the American South.


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Intertextuality and Influence Toni Morrison
TM discusses the political and social uses of drawing lines of categorization within and across the single human race. She uses a story by Flannery O'Connor to jolt her readers with a taste of the...
Intertextuality and Influence Edna O'Brien
Among American writers, female and male, O'Brien particularly admires William Faulkner , Carson McCullers , Flannery O'Connor , and Eudora Welty .
Guppy, Shusha et al. “Edna O’Brien”. Women Writers at Work: The <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl="j">Paris Review</span> Interviews, edited by George Plimpton and George Plimpton, Viking, pp. 337-59.
Intertextuality and Influence Olive Senior
OS took up writing seriously after taking a Creative Writing course while doing her degree in Print Journalism at the Carleton University School of Journalism in Ottawa, Canada. During the 1960s and 1970s she...
Textual Features Alice Munro
She delights in the surfaces and textures of her material and in the power to make the familiar or the ordinary into something strange through control of the deceptively linear narrative grammar of her stories...


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O’Connor, Flannery. A Good Man is Hard to Find. Harcourt Brace, 1955.
O’Connor, Flannery. A Good Man is Hard to Find. The Women’s Press, 1980.
O’Connor, Flannery. Everything That Rises Must Converge. Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1965.
O’Connor, Flannery. “Introduction”. The Habit of Being, edited by Sally Fitzgerald, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979, p. xi - xix.
O’Connor, Flannery. The Habit of Being. Editor Fitzgerald, Sally, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1979.
O’Connor, Flannery. The Violent Bear it Away. Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1960.
O’Connor, Flannery. Wise Blood. Harcourt, Brace, 1952.